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Ranking the Pac-12's College Football Coaches for 2020

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 4 days ago
The Pac-12 features a fair amount of uncertainty in its coaching ranks for 2020, but there's no debate at the top. Utah's Kyle Whittingham is the unquestioned No. 1 coach going into this fall, with Stanford's David Shaw and Oregon's Mario Cristobal rounding out the top three. Arizona State's Herm Edwards checks in at No. 4, followed by California's Justin Wilcox at No. 5...

Pac-12 Football 2020 All-Conference Team

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week ago
The 2020 All-Pac-12 team is led by Oregon and USC with 13 selections apiece, with five other teams reaching double digits. Pac-12 North rivals California and Stanford follow the Ducks and Trojans with 12 selections, while Arizona State, Washington State and Washington each have 10 picks.   Athlon Sports has released its top 25 for 2020. Now, it’s time to take a look at the best...

When Does College Football Start in 2020?

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week ago
College football’s 2020 season officially kicks off on Saturday, Aug. 29 with five overall matchups on tap for Week 0. With the matchup between Navy and Notre Dame moved from Ireland and to Labor Day weekend, Hawaii-Arizona and California-UNLV provide the most intrigue for Week 0. Week 1 also features plenty of interesting matchups as the 2020 FBS season gets into full swing with...

College Football Rankings: Top 25 for 2020

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 3 weeks ago
The 2020 college football season is scheduled to officially begin on Saturday, Aug. 29, but it's never too early to start thinking about top 25 rankings and what might transpire this fall. Each FBS season brings plenty of surprises, disappointments and unexpected teams emerging in the national title picture. However, the list of favorites for this year starts with familiar contenders:...

NFL Draft 2021 Top Quarterback Prospects

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 1 week ago
The 2021 NFL Draft is slated to take place from April 29-May 1 in Cleveland, Ohio. While the 2020 college football season has yet to unfold, it's never too early to take a look at which quarterbacks could top the rankings or the wish list for teams next spring. The pool of top prospects at quarterback is headlined by Ohio State's Justin Fields and Clemson's Trevor Lawrence, as both...

College Football's Best Players Not Taken in the 2020 NFL Draft

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 2 weeks ago
With the 2020 NFL Draft officially in the books, it’s time to look back and see which of college football’s biggest stars went undrafted. Whether it was a concern about size, overall talent, an injury, how a player will transition from scheme or handle the jump to the NFL, a handful of stars from the previous college football season did not hear their name called over the three-...

Utah Football: Utes' 2020 Schedule Analysis

By John Coon, 2 months 4 weeks ago
Utah has ruled the Pac-12 South over the past two seasons after winning back-to-back division crowns. Can the Utes execute a three-peat under head coach Kyle Whittingham in 2020? It will not be a simple task for a team that must replace the bulk of its defensive starters, along with graduated offensive stars Tyler Huntley and Zack Moss.   The schedule plays into Utah's favor as it...

Pac-12 Football: Which Team Should be the Favorite in the South Division for 2020?

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 3 weeks ago
Utah is the reigning Pac-12 South champion, but the 2020 race to win the division title should feature a tight race between the Utes, USC and Arizona State. Utah returns only two starters on defense and must replace offensive standouts in quarterback Tyler Huntley and running back Zack Moss. USC coach Clay Helton is squarely on the hot seat going into 2020 and needs a big year to avoid the...

Grading College Football's Head Coach Hires for 2020

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 6 days ago
College football’s 2019-20 coaching carousel featured 24 changes, including moves at Florida State, Ole Miss, Washington State, Colorado and Arkansas. With the carousel completed and all 24 jobs filled, it's time to rank and grade the new hires and see how they fit with their new programs. Florida State's hire of Mike Norvell takes the top spot in Athlon's grades, but...

Utah Football: Utes' 2020 Spring Preview

By John Coon, 4 months 1 week ago
Utah has a goal in mind when it starts spring football practices this week. The Utes want to prove they can reload instead of rebuild and continue their reign atop the Pac-12 South.   It will not be a simple task. Utah graduated numerous starters on defense and must replace their starting quarterback and top running back on offense. For most teams, that's a formula for taking a few...